In 1925, the international treasure-hunting scene is a man’s world, and no woman knows this better than Irene Blum, who is passed over for the coveted curator position at Seattle’s renowned Brooke Museum. But she is not ready to accept defeat. Skilled at acquiring priceless, often illicitly trafficked artifacts, Irene is given a rare map believed to lead to a set of copper scrolls that chronicle the lost history of Cambodia’s ancient Khmer civilization. Such a find would not only restore her reputation, it would be the greatest archaeological discovery of the century.
Vagina: A New Biography is the latest work from best-selling author Naomi Wolf. In it, Wolf draws from evolutionary biology and neurobiological research to describe a critical and creative relationship between a woman's vagina and her brain. Wolf's first book The Beauty Myth was called one of the most important books of the 20th century by the New York Times. Then, after writing an award-winning cookbook about Vietnamese cuisine and creating a series of guidebooks on Southeast Asia, it makes sense that writer Kim Fay's first novel is about the region she loves and knows best.